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Game 44 Recap: Back to .500

When someone mentions the phrase “pitchers duel,” Nathan Eovaldi and R.A. Dickey aren’t the names that first come to mind. But through the first six innings on Tuesday night, the two starters combined for just two runs allowed. Dickey, a former Cy Young Award winner with the New York Mets, went gave up the two runs on 86 pitches, while Eovaldi finished his night at an even...
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Recap: Yankees 6, Blue Jays 0; Bats Forget to Do Their Job

Tuesday night was not the night for the Blue Jays. After a four game weekend set that saw them net three wins against the lowly Minnesota Twins, the team came out flat to begin their series against the Yankees. R.A. Dickey was done in by some shoddy defense courtesy of Jose Bautista, but otherwise looked great until he seemed to hurt himself in the seventh inning while covering...
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4 hours ago

Series Preview: Yankees-Blue Jays

Riding high following a four-game sweep of Oakland, the New York Yankees return home for a series against Toronto with a chance to eclipse the .500 mark for the first time since April 13th. Despite facing a trio of one-win pitchers and a not-so-sunny version of Sonny Gray, New York’s offense still displayed promise, posting four or more runs in each game played. With a chance...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Visit from the Empire: Yankees Series Preview

Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees Tuesday, May 24th – Thursday, May 26th Written by  and Nick Dika After being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays in embarrassing fashion at the Rogers Centre, the Toronto Blue Jays travelled to Minnesota. There, several of their clubhouse leaders approached coaches with a line up shake up highlighted by placing Jose Bautista in the lead-off spot...
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16 hours ago

Recap: Rays 6, Blue Jays 3; Dickey Joins the Bats in Struggling Against Tampa Bay

After giving up 25 runs in the first two games of the series, the Blue Jays sent R.A Dickey to the mound to try to contain the Tampa Bay hitters. The Blue Jays tried to salvage the series without Josh Donaldson, who was given the night off, despite the fact that the offense is only averaging 4.02 runs per game. Coming off his last start, where he went eight scoreless innings, Dickey...
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6 days ago

Dickey helps Blue Jays beat Rangers again, 5-0

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) R.A. Dickey tossed eight innings, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Friday night. Dickey (2-4), a knuckleballer who broke into the majors with Texas in 2001, struck out six and walked one while allowing only three singles. Chad Girodo finished the three-hitter. The Rangers had won five of...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dickey: I hate that I’m a slow starter

Barry Davis talks with R.A. Dickey about how he is starting to get hot in May and how he his tinkering with his delivery.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pablo Sandoval's belt pops up during at-bat

No one will ever accuse Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval of being the skinny guy at the table. His waistline has been the topic of many discussions and many jokes throughout his career in Major League Baseball. On Saturday he topped all the jokes about him with one big fail during an at-bat against the Toronto Blue Jays. While taking a hack at the plate, his belly got...
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April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey’s unique stuff and conventional problems

There are things that are different about R.A. Dickey, of course. No one pitch was thrown as often as the 2,840 regular season knuckleballs that Dickey threw this year. No other qualified pitcher threw any knuckle balls this year by PITCHf/x. The starter who threw the fewest fastballs other than Dickey threw three times as many. No pitch gets equal swinging strike results in...
Via Fangraphs
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey's story reportedly set to hit the big screen

R.A. Dickey’s season has already gotten off to a good start. The Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer’s autobiography Wherever I Wind Up is set to be turned into a movie.  And, now, I know what you’re thinking, isn’t that basically what the documentary “Knuckleball” was? And the short answer would be…kinda. According to Deadline…actors Ben McKenzie and Logan Marshall...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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